With all the new quarantine rules, possibility of travel to Europe feels like it's fading fast. Instead, bring a taste of Alpine mountains and Mediterranean sunshine to your cheese board with our August Cheesemonger's Special Selection. In this blog we are delighted to share with you pairing suggestions chosen to enhance the beautiful flavours of these European favourites.
With holidays abroad a little trickier than usual, this month we are celebrating staycations by the Suffolk seaside with three of our favourite East Anglian cheeses, all with a Continental twist. Katie from Heritage Wines has the perfect wines matches for these local cheeses made to a French-inspired recipe.
Throughout the current crisis caused by COVID-19, here at Slate we have been keen to play our part in supporting Britain's small cheese makers and dairy farmers. We have been championing the incredible cheeses made across Britain and promoting the flow of artisan cheese from farms to you, the nation's cheese lovers. However as lockdown lingers on, it's time to do more.
The blue skies and sunny days of late have put us in the mood for summer picnics and fresh goat's cheese. Our May Cheesemonger's Special Selection is a celebration of three delectable British goat's cheeses. We shared this trio with our wine partner, Katie Goodchild of Heritage Wines, for pairing suggestions that bring joy to your cheeseboard over the coming Bank Holiday weekends.
Katie from Heritage Wines UK handpicks every bottle offered in their collection. Not only is Katie passionate about this country's growing wine industry, she is an enthusiastic foodie with a particular soft spot for cheese - the perfect person to bring us wine pairing suggestions for the Slate wall of cheese!
Are you a 2020 bride? Do you have cheese plans for your celebrations? Here at Slate we provide a range of options for wedding cheese and we are bursting with advice on how to build a stunning tower of cheese, which will also taste incredible!
From the west of Ireland, Coolea is a rich and creamy cheese made to an old Dutch Gouda recipe by the Willems family on their mountain farm. Matured for twelve months it is beginning to develop buttery flavours with notes of caramel. Coolea has a smooth, close texture which firms with age as it also deepens in colour. It is covered in a thick yellow wax rind which must be removed before eating.
Isle of Mull Cheddar, the 'King' of Scottish cheese, is a raw cow's milk cheese made to a traditional farmhouse recipe and matured for eighteen months, Isle of Mull Cheddar is pale ivory in colour with a yeasty aroma and full, savoury flavour. Its sharp, fruity tang comes from the cows enjoying fermented grain from nearby Tobermory Whisky Distillery.
Blue Shropshire is an eye-catching cheese perfect for your Christmas cheeseboard with its distinctive orange colour, delicate veining and mellow blue taste. Handmade by family-run Cropwell Bishop Creamery in Nottinghamshire, it is aged for twelve weeks. Blue Shropshire has a buttery flavour with hints of burnt caramel, nuttiness and tangy blue.
Party platters provide a stunning feast for party gatherings of every size and they are surprisingly simple to create. A trendy twist on a traditional buffet, a platter or table covered with an abundance of cheese, charcuterie and accompaniments tempts guests to nibble away, enjoying a little bit of everything as they mingle and sip a glass of festive fizz!
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